Debra Mooney

Active - 1979 - 2017  |   Born - Aug 28, 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy

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  • Praised in print by playwright Tennessee Williams after he saw Mooney's early-'70s college performance as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire. The two later became good friends. 
  • Cracked up Dustin Hoffman while filming Tootsie, improvising a line ("I can't act with this") that made the final cut.  
  • Owned "show-business" cats named Sagamore (appeared in commercials) and Lydia (subject of a book called Lydia Mewses).
  • Enshrined in the Ellendale (N.D.) Walk of Fame at the inaugural ceremony on the town's 125th anniversary in 2007.